8 Northern Michigan Ice Wines to Savor This Season

Just after the first frost, Northern Michigan vintners take to their chilly vineyards to pick the select grapes they’ve let freeze. These will be pressed into ice wine, the dessert wine some call the nektar of the gods. Here are 8 great dessert wines to savor this season. Whether sipping after a meal or by the fire, these rich, sweet wines will warm your soul. To read about how ice wine is harvested and produced, check out Making Ice Wine in Northern Michigan.

45 North

2007 Icebox Pinot Gris (2008 Icebox Riesling sold out)

$45.00, 375 ml, 231-271-1188, fortyfivenorth.com

Bel Lago

Late Harvest Pinot Grigio (picked mid-Dec., 2006 Vintage; like ice wine except fruit was never frozen).

$29.99, 375 ml, 231-228-4800, bellago.com

Black Star Farms

Acapella Ice Wine

$92.50, 375 ml, 231-944-1270, blackstarfarms.com

Chateau Chantal

2007 Ice Wine

$68.00, 375 ml, 800-969-4009, chateauchantal.com

Chateau Grand Traverse

2005 Riesling Ice Wine

$70.00, 375 ml, 231-223-3755, cgtwines.com

Leelanau Cellars

Riesling Ice Wine 2007, Riesling Ice Wine 2008, $20, Ice Vidal 2008,

$15, 375 ml, 231-386-5201, leelanaucellars.com

Longview Winery

2007 Sweet Winter Ice, Winner of the Ohio vs. Michigan Wine Clash 2009 wine competition

$60.00, 375 ml, 231-228-2880, longviewwinery.com

Shady Lane Cellars

Late Harvest Vignoles

$28, 375 ml, 231-947-8865, shadylanecellars.com

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